HOW ACQUIRED: Transferred from San Lorenzo on July 22, 2016.
Villalba is an exciting right winger who showed he knows how to finish in his first MLS season. He is a clinician around the goal and found the back of the net 13 times in 2017. Also recording 11 assists, Atlanta is a better side when Villalba is on the field.
OUTSIDE MLS: Villalba was selected to join Buenos Aires based San Lorenzo at age 10, and came up through the club’s youth system. He made his professional debut in August 2012 playing under technical director Ricardo Caruso. At only 21-years-old, Villalba has made over 100 first team appearances for San Lorenzo scoring 16 goals.